RUKUNGIRI – Rukungiri police has mounted a hunt unknown persons who threw an anonymous letter containing bullets threatening different officers in the district.
The letter contained death threats directed at counsel Mark Mwesigye of M/s Mark Mwesigye & Company Advocates, counsel Jonathan Bwagi of Bwagi & Company Advocates, Rukungiri district State Attorney Richard Muhereza, Rukungiri Chief Magistrate, Moses Kule Lubangula, and the District Police Commander, Moses Nanoka.
The letter sealed in a brown envelope containing two live pistol bullets was discovered by a guard who was withdrawing from duty on Monday, September 2 morning, outside the gate that leads to the Resident State Attorney’s office.
The letter characterised by scrambled handwriting read;
“We know you and where you stay. We know all your family members. We know your office and your vehicle. We warn you to leave land cases because we are hired to kill you if you keep in the cases.
The letter added that “Your Friends are also known, so you have to listen to our demands. These bullets are yours in soon time. We are already paid.”
Counsel Mark Mwesigye, of M/s Mark Mwesigye & Company Advocates whose names appear on the threatening letter confirmed the development and told this website that his security has been beefed up in a bid to protect his life.
“Yes I have received the letter and as of now I have been assigned two police guards, that’s all I can say as of now but we shall have a conclusive way forward be for today ends,” he said.
The death threats come less than two months after Isaac Sendegeya, a prominent lawyer in Kisoro district was gunned down by two unidentified gunmen at his residence in Nturo village in the wee hours of July 21, 2019.
The Kigezi regional police spokesman Elly Maate confirms receipt of the anonymous letter and that police have already initiated general inquires to establish who could be behind such threats and to find out how they came to possess government stores.
Mr. Maate adds that “there are many avenues that the citizens can use to sort out their gravience other than threatening to kill”.
The Kigezi police mouthpiece says a case has been opened at Rukungiri police station under reference number GEF 006/2019.